I am beside myself because I have been shortlisted from 500 people to just 30 to go with Ellen on a TV travel show called The Extraordinary Taxi Ride Western Australia.
My first experience of Australia was watching 'Skippy' on black and white TV at my Granny Gammon's house. This was in the mid 1960s and was a considerable treat because Gran was about the only person I knew who had a TV. We certainly didn't have a TV or phone for that matter.
This has got me to thinking about how much has changed in the last 40 years. Even in my life time, I have seen incredible changes in the way we communicate and entertain ourselves. YouTube wasn't even a gleam in someone's eye back in the days of 'Skippy'. I wonder where we'll be in another 40 years.
Having said all this, what is interesting is I was one of only a few who put a video on YouTube. So whilst we have the technology, we cannot automatically assume everyone knows about it or can use it. I know that is old news, but it's a salutatory reminder for me when I am trying to teach people how to use online technology.